It is no secret that the shale oil and gas industry is in the midst of a phase of rapid consolidation, a move that was kicked off by Occidental Oil Co. with its acquisition of big independent producer Anadarko Petroleum in April 2019. Over the past two years, companies...
Construction and oil and gas exploration sites are not oblivious to the risk of deaths from scalds or electrical burns caused by fire outbreaks. Therefore, the implementation of fire safety measures has become imperative across industries, especially those at higher risk of such accidents. According to a recent report by...
The offshore oil and gas industry has been excited about developments in composite pipe for the past decade. Onshore, it’s easy to assume that managing corrosion and metrology are less challenging. Pipe inspection appears to be simple compared to subsea and corrosion-induced leaks, and they are likely to be...
In recent months, there has been an increased focus on the energy plans of oil and gas majors alongside a growing demand for cleaner energy and decarbonization. With three of the world’s largest companies Shell, ExxonMobil and Chevron all in the spotlight to reduce their emissions on accelerated timelines,...
In a rather grim moment recently, Senator Whitehouse had a meltdown on Twitter (of all places) about the Biden administration’s seeming indifference to climate change. Apparently, he believes that it is unlikely that Team Biden is prepared to fight the greatest threat we face (other than, or perhaps in...
Because my specific area of practice for many years related to the oil-and-gas industry, during my four years in the state legislature, I had a particular interest in legislation dealing with oil-and-gas issues. At the outset of my tenure, I remember being surprised to learn that, out of 150...
To put it mildly, Colorado’s oil and natural gas industry has undergone enormous changes over the past few years. The state — long known as a powerhouse energy producer — has faced daunting political and regulatory challenges along with a flurry of M&A activity that’s brought about sector consolidation. Today’s...
The Permian and the Eagle Ford: In the Lead Again
The 87th Texas Legislature has concluded its regular session. It started slowly with many members and their staff not even coming to the Capitol due to the COVID pandemic. SHALE Magazine reported on the top issues leading into session and lawmakers despite the slow start. It largely addressed all...
The Biden Administration’s Emerging Environmental Overreach: What the administration lacks in restraint on the climate agenda it makes up for in brazenness.
Each year, Congress launches dozens of investigations into issues, industries and individuals. These investigations, which are undertaken by the various congressional committees through which Congress conducts most of its official business, are subject to almost no limitations. As long as a congressional committee is duly authorized and acting within...
The Texas electricity grid is not stable. Everyone living in the state found that out the hard way in February. Many no doubt realized it again when the grid managers at ERCOT had to send out insufficient capacity warnings in April and June, asking customers to turn up their...
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